Actor Priyanka Chopra celebrates her 37th birthday on Thursday, a major milestone not just personally, but also professionally. In recent years, the actor has transitioned into a world beyond films.In 2018, Priyanka was named among the 100 most powerful women in the world; one of only four Indians. She was also featured on Variety’s list of the 500 most influential business leaders in the world. Just last week, she topped the Hollywood Reporter’s ranking of global celebrity social media climbers, beating her Baywatch co-actor, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson at the top of the list. This was the third time in four weeks that she’d bagged the honour, and 12th overall.
She is the most followed Indian celebrity on Instagram, with more than 40 million followers. Her closest competitors are Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt.
She combines this with a steady flow of magazine covers, and is featured by top publications. In recent months, Priyanka has appeared on the cover of at least five magazines. Her keen business mind extends to a world beyond her production house. She monetised most aspects of her recent wedding to American singer Nick Jonas.
Priyanka supplanted screen performances with frequent, high-profile public appearances. In recent months, she has walked the red carpet at the prestigious Vanity Fair Oscars party, the Grammys, the Billboard Music Awards, the Cannes Film Festival and the Met Gala, reports HT.
This is in direct contrast to her professional career as an actor. Her most high-profile Hollywood film, Baywatch, was widely panned. Besides this, her TV show, Quantico, was quietly cancelled after three seasons. Her two other Hollywood roles, in A Kid Like Jake and Isn’t it Romantic, were glorified cameos.
As for the future, Priyanka has one Bollywood film in the pipeline (The Sky is Pink), and one new Hollywood project (Barry Levinson’s Maa Anand Sheela biopic).